Terry Copeland is the Chief Executive of Federated Farmers, having been in the role since the start of August 2018. This role is responsible for 60 staff, across 10 offices who provide the delivery of advocacy and policy development on behalf of farmers, continuing the development of the benefits of membership for Federated Farmers members, and for influencing rural leadership and community resilience.
For the previous five years, he was Chief Executive of NZ Young Farmers whereby he rejuvenated this next generation membership organisation into a talent attraction provider to the Primary Industries specialising in school engagement and career focus as well as showcasing agricultural excellence to the wider New Zealand audience.
For most of Terry's career, he spent more than two decades in the wine industry working on wine quality improvement and developing key export markets. Terry is also a highly respected and experienced international wine judge.